Author: Dennis E. Gilbert
Most people in the workforce want to give their job and career the best they have to give. They work hard, smart, and are committed. Can trying to do too much be hurting your career?
During my career I’ve run into a lot of interesting things in the workplace. At first glance, situations which are almost unbelievable. People sometimes say that love is blind. People who are trying really hard to be impressive in their job might sometimes have blind spots too.
Just like too many donuts, hot wings, or trips to the Chinese buffet, over-commitment might be hurting not helping your situation.
Here are five reasons:
Caring about your career is excellent. Striving to do a great job is excellent. Offering to help or get involved for the greater good of the organization, excellent.
Being over-committed for any reason might be one of the biggest blind spots impacting your career success.
It doesn’t make you look good, it makes you look bad.
Your biggest struggle might be finding the right balance without crossing any lines.
Have you ever felt over-committed? Could it be a blind spot that is hurting your career?
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSP), and corporate trainer that specializes in helping businesses and individuals accelerate their leadership, their team, and their success. He can be reached through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.
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